Skin Vitality Profile is one of the general tests. As the largest endocrine organ, our skin is teeming with hormone receptor sites. Thus hormone imbalances can trigger skin problems from head to toe.
Quickly and precisely identify imbalances through testing, and fine tune treatments to rebalance.
Many physical changes occur on the skin, so understanding how hormones – or a lack of them – impact skin vitality sheds new light on effective treatments for hormone-deprived patients.
If these symptoms sound familiar, your patients are likely to benefit from testing:
• Over-stressed women with premature wrinkling – as young as 30
• Women with PCOS-related hirsutism or male pattern baldness
• Teens or adults with acne
• Individuals with thinning skin and hair with low thyroid symptoms
• Individuals with unexplained skin rashes, eczema or psoriasis
Don’t let these symptoms go unexplained and unsolved.
Hormone imbalance can be an underlying factor for a wide variety of dermatological symptoms. Testing allows providers to:
• Explain premature skin aging linked to hormone deprivation
• Identify hidden causes of chronic, unexplained skin conditions
• Monitor hormone levels in people using skin creams and topical anti-aging treatments to detect possible over-exposure to hormones absorbed through the skin
Diurnal Cortisol (Cx4)
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Vitamin D (D2, D3)
Sample Type: Saliva and Bloodspot
Turnaround Time: 5-7 Working days
What is CardioMetabolic Risk?
Cardiometabolic risk has been defined as “the cluster of modifiable risk factors and markers that identify individuals at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (myocardial infarction, stroke, peripheral arterial disease) and type 2 diabetes1.” The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP)’s Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) has identified the metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance syndrome as a major risk factor for DM2 and CVD2,3. NCEP-ATP III criteria for identifying metabolic syndrome include:
• hypertension/elevated blood pressure
• abdominal obesity
• atherogenic dyslipidemia (low HDL cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, elevated LDL cholesterol)
• prothrombotic/pro-inflammatory state
• insulin resistance/glucose intolerance
Markers: Insulin, hsCRP, HbA1c, TG, CH, LDL, HDL, VLDL
Sample Requirements: Bloodspot. An article by the British Heart Foundation explaining Cardiometabolic risk can be found HERE
There are lots of different types of infections and you will find most of the bacterial, parasite and yeast/candida infection, plus SIgA tests in the Stool Tests section. You can ask your doctor to test your levels of IgA too, if you’re suffering from recurring infections, however I can do that if you would like.
For viruses, I use a Chronic Virus Screen. The laboratory specialises in the diagnosis of tick-borne diseases. Ticks can transmit various pathogenic organisms, which may result in mixed infections. Laboratory tests allow us to distinguish the pathogens that are causing co-infection.
They test for the following infections
– Borrelia burgdorferi
– Chlamydia pneumoniae
– Chlamydia trachomatis
– Yersinia species
For Lyme Disease, I use the Advanced Lyme Disease Test. You can find the sample tests HERE
You can find further reading regarding the LymeSpot revised HERE